Saturday, May 3, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls Nigeria Protest Hits Large Numbers

#BringBackOurGirls Nigeria Protest Hits Large Numbers
Nigerians nationwide are united for a cause:'#BringBackOurGirls' campaign. It's not about raising your voice, its's about raising your words.  Courageous Nigerian women and men, including some from Chibok in Borno State, continued on Thursday with the protest they started on April 30 to demand that the Federal Government do more to regain freedom for the 230 girls abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. The demonstration is gathering at a more rapid pace with reports of numbers in Thousands.

On Wednesday, amid heavy rainfall, the brave women voices could be heard in tears as they continued the campaign to bringbackour girls. It has been said that politics should not be brought into issues of national security. We all as Nigerians should support this protest. How can anyone keep quiet in the face of this glaring assault on the sensitivity of a whole nation? Join the movement on twitter, peaceful rally across the nation and be vigilant. We need these missing girls back alive.! Save Our Girls! Save Our Sisters! Please, Let peace reign! Rescue Our Missing Girls!

The #BringBackOurGirls Nigeria campaign vowed to continue to gather at different states and also at the state capital every day at 3 p.m. till the girls are found.

Fatima Gana, a medical doctor from Borno, expressed delight at the emerging unity of all Nigerians around the issue of #BringBackOurGirls. She added that in reality, over a thousand girls have been abducted in small numbers but the Chibok girls are the largest group so far. She concluded that to save the society, we must
stop these abductions and insurrection.

Hadiza Bako, also from Borno, informed the #BringBackOurGirls Rally that there is no thick forest in and sambisa is not a thick rain forest. She said the insurgents can be and should be found and the girls released.

The #BringBackOurGirls Rally then decided as follows:

1) Rally representatives will meet with the National Security Adviser on May 2, 2014 to express their demands for immediate and effective action to release the girls.

2) Rallies and/or marches will be held daily at Unity Fountain Abuja at 3 p.m. each day. The next rally is 3 p.m. on May 2.

3) Rally agreed that we should set up a trust fund to provide material support and trauma counselling to the victims and their families.

4) Rally calls on Christian and Muslim religious leaders in Abuja to demonstrate their concern for the girls by joining the movement.

5) Rally called on the Nigerian Labour Congress to come and join the movement and demonstrate with action their concerns.

6) Rally participants committed to mobilising more participants for
tomorrow. COME ONE, COME ALL.


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